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The goBILDA Blog

Having Fun on FUN - Product Reveals & AMA

Having Fun on FUN - Product Reveals & AMA

Posted by Jason Jaeger on Oct 11th 2019

We were honored to be guests on First Updates Now yesterday. We showed off some recently launched parts, and gave some pre-release sneak peeks at some new products! We answered questions in an AMA session and had a great time giving stuff away (which is a staple of our company culture)! If you are involved with FIRST Tech Challenge and don't know about FUN, you will want to go check them out! … read more
New Products Overview - September 2019

New Products Overview - September 2019

Posted by Jason Jaeger on Oct 10th 2019

September was the month of 8 REX (see our previous blog post) but that is not all we launched. Here is the full list of products we pumped out last month: Dual Pattern Pillow Block (1608-0001-0001) This little guys is like a Pattern Spacer that rotates. It lets you bolt components on either end to create a compact swivel joint or continuous rotation axis. White Mecanum Rollers (3611-0001-0002) Display your team spirit! These white rollers fit our  goBILDA Mecanum W … read more
8mm REX - The Shaft You've Been Waiting For!

8mm REX - The Shaft You've Been Waiting For!

Posted by Jason Jaeger on Sep 10th 2019

In the world of shafting, the 6mm D profile has an established history. It has been our go-to for many a build. For larger builds (think things you ride on) we created our  12mm REX. But there are just times when you want more holding power than a D profile can provide and more strength than a 6mm OD can muster up. That is why we are introducing our new  Stainless Steel 8mm REX Shafting. It is the shaft you've always wanted! If you know of our 12mm REX shafting then the tenant … read more
New Products Overview - August 2019

New Products Overview - August 2019

Posted by Jason Jaeger on Sep 10th 2019

Welcome to the new products overview for August 2019. Here is a rundown of the products we released: 8mm Pitch Chain Tool (4203-0001-0008) This tool acts as a chain breaker, and also allows you to reassemble chain. Should you want an extra breaker screw, you can purchase one separately as SKU 4203-0101-0008. Servo Connector Clip (2917-0001-0001) This clip secures your servo connectors preventing a loose connection from causing you headaches. XT60 Connector Pack (3803-15 … read more
New Products Overview - June-July 2019

New Products Overview - June-July 2019

Posted by Jason Jaeger on Aug 9th 2019

I'm going to jump right in with the big-ticket item released last month. We were very excited to launch the Strafer Chassis Kit ( 3209-0001-0002). This chassis kit lets you get your holonomic drive on with the new goBILDA mecanum wheels! It also includes four Yellow Jacket Planetary Gear Motors that nest in the frame's channel and drive the mecanum wheels through a bevel gear train. The goBILDA mecanum wheels are also available as a set (3213-3606-0001) and individually (3606-0 … read more
New Products Overview - May 2019

New Products Overview - May 2019

Posted by Jason Jaeger on Jun 25th 2019

Welcome back to another New Products post! Last month we added to our wiring lineup to give you some convenient options. The new XT30 Lead ( 3800-0001-0300) is perfect for connecting a battery with an XT30 connector to a motor controller with screw terminals (such as RoboClaw motor controllers). Another convenient lead is the new Bullet Lead (3800-0012-0300) - the bare wire ends can be soldered to motor terminals to give the motor a bullet connector "pig tail" (like Yellow Jack … read more
New Products Overview - April 2019

New Products Overview - April 2019

Posted by Jason Jaeger on May 6th 2019

Author Christopher Morley once wrote, "April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks go". Well we were definitely thinking "go" this April with the release of our first goBILDA chassis kit which also happens to be goBILDA's first foray into mecanum motion. The Strafer Chassis Kit (No Wheels) [ 3209-0001-0001] comes with our new wheel adaptors which allow you to use AndyMark, VEX, Nexus, or Tetrix wheels. While you don't have to use mecanum wheels with this kit, it was desig … read more
New Products Overview - March 2019

New Products Overview - March 2019

Posted by Jason Jaeger on Apr 3rd 2019

Our R&D team just keeps Marching on (yeah... I just couldn't help myself). Here is the lineup of new products that stepped out last month. We advanced into the month by launching a Pattern Mount Universal Joint (4005-0016-0001) which utilizes ball bearings. As the name implies, it is a universal joint which attaches to the 16mm Pattern making it easy to attach components such as goRAIL and goTUBE. It enables you to keep things spinning with a working angle of up to 55º. W … read more
How Strong is goBILDA Plastic Chain?

How Strong is goBILDA Plastic Chain?

Posted by Jason Jaeger on Mar 29th 2019

You may be surprised just how strong goBILDA plastic chain actually is. You can see in the video below that two loops can quite readily hold myself, my hubris, and my dorky dad-joke style sense of humor. We are not just talking about a carefully still suspension of weight either. Oh no, there were no camera tricks involved here kids. We are talking about several takes of an actual forklift ascending one Jason worth of weight - as fast as it could - as high as our forklift driver was comfortab … read more
New Products Overview - February 2019

New Products Overview - February 2019

Posted by Jason Jaeger on Mar 13th 2019

Sometimes it’s the little things that count. Offset standoffs are no exception. They assist in situations when you need to mount a part with an even number of holes onto a part with an odd number of holes such that they are centered with each other. They also come in especially handy when positioning V-Wheels and W-Wheels on channel so they line up with V-Guides. Last September we launched with only two tooth options for timing belts. But last month we doubled that, bringing the 72 tooth … read more
New Products Overview - January 2019

New Products Overview - January 2019

Posted by Jason Jaeger on Feb 26th 2019

Here at goBILDA, the right way to ring in the new year is with new products! This January we brought in 26 new SKUs. Keep reading for a brief breakdown of what’s new. When working with our synthetic cable you will appreciate our new V-Groove Pulley (3408-0001-0001). It uses a V-Groove Bearing inside of a Steel Pulley Shield to create a smooth and strong pulley. The steel shield can also be purchased separately (2914-0002-0001). For those of you coming over from  Actobotics, w … read more
New Products Overview - a Look Back at 2018

New Products Overview - a Look Back at 2018

Posted by Jason Jaeger on Jan 28th 2019

It has already been a four months since we launched. Wow that went fast! It’s been a pleasure to see you all using goBILDA and to hear from you (we always welcome feedback)! Meanwhile, we have been busy pushing ourselves to be prolific. In fact, from our launch date (in September) to the end of the year, we deployed 55 new SKUs and generated 250 new Product Insights! Let’s take a quick stroll through the new product releases from 2018 shall we? September We officially launched on Se … read more
Welcome to goBILDA!

Welcome to goBILDA!

Posted by Jason on Aug 30th 2018

Do you ever get that feeling like you just need to build something? We do. In fact we’ve spent the last two years conceptualizing, building and refining what we believe is the best darn metric build system there is. Why? Because we wanted to provide a solution that lowers the barrier-to-entry for new makers, while having no glass ceiling for seasoned builders. When you need to craft something larger or stronger than you can 3d print, when you need to make a moving mechanism but lack the drill sk … read more